China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out

China will continue with climate pact even if US pulls out

WASHINGTON, June 1 President Donald Trump on Thursday will announce his decision on whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change, as a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord.

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon.

New Mexico's congressional Democrats staunchly oppose a US exit from the global climate change mitigation strategy, while the delegation's only Republican has said he opposed the USA joining the pact in the first place.

Without mentioning the U.S. specifically, he said China has been "actively promoting the Paris agreement and we were one of the first countries to ratify the Paris agreement".

Johnson told Sky News that Britain still wants the U.S.to take the lead in fighting climate change and called on individual USA states to keep making progress on that front.

The precise mechanism for withdrawal hasn't yet been determined, and White House officials cautioned plans could change until Trump makes his decision public. Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement. Trump is meeting Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who believes the U.S. should stay in, to keep its place at the global bargaining table.Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said a USA withdrawal would be a big setback, adding that "we must find partners to continue, because this work must not stop".

Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment".

"The U.S. pulling out of Paris will not stop the fight against global warming, since nearly all other countries are committed to it", said Stefan Rahmstorf, a German climate researcher.

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"We are not only talking about the future of European people, we are first and foremost talking about the future of people elsewhere". Given current rates of carbon dioxide emissions in the USA and around the world, these consequences will follow whether or not our leaders believe in them, and they will affect Americans even if our leaders focus on "America First".

They enabled regulators to rewrite key rules curbing USA carbon emissions, lift a temporary ban on federal coal leasing and scrap a requirement for federal officials to consider the impact of climate change when making decisions.

"If the president wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris agreement, we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks", they said. Under the accord, participating nations agreed to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.

Business leaders argue that the Paris deal, also called COP21, will help generate new jobs, limit damage from climate change and help assert American leadership on the global stage.

The official has insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.

The president has also been known to change his mind on major decisions at the last minute.

Reports of the impending move by the American president triggered statements of support for the climate accord from scores of world leaders.

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